Associate Professor Josephine Clayton

Associate Professor
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

T: +61 2 8788 3952
F: +61 2 9903 8384


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Smith, T., Kim, M., Piza, M., Davidson, P., Clayton, J., Jenkins, C., Ingham, J. (2014), Specialist respiratory physicians' attitudes to and practice of advance care planning in COPD. A pilot study. Respiratory Medicine. 108(8), 935-993. [Abstract]
  • Michael, N., O'Callaghan, C., Baird, A., Hiscock, N., Clayton, J. (2014), Cancer Caregivers Advocate a Patient- and Family-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 47(6), 1064-1077. [Abstract]
  • Luckett, T., Sellars, M., Tieman, J., Pollock, C., Silvester, W., Butow, P., Detering, K., Brennan, F., Clayton, J. (2014), Advance care planning for adults with CKD: a systematic integrative review. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 63(5), 761-770. [Abstract]
  • Keall, R., Clayton, J., Butow, P. (2014), Australian palliative care nurses' reflections on existential/spiritual interventions. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 16(2), 105-112.
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Clayton, J., Tattersall, M., Davidson, P., Young, J., Epstein, R. (2014), Discussing prognosis and end-of-life care in the final year of life: a randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led communication support programme for patients and caregivers. BMJ Open. 4(6), e005745. [Abstract]


  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013), Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 16(11), 1403-1409. [Abstract]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2013), Nurse-Facilitated Preparation and Life Completion Interventions Are Acceptable and Feasible in the Australian Palliative Care Setting: Results From a Phase 2 Trial. Cancer Nursing. 36(3), E39-46. [Abstract]
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Davidson, P., Bellemore, F., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Young, J., Mazer, B., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013), Patient perspectives regarding communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues: How can it be optimised?. Patient Education and Counseling. 90(3), 307-314. [Abstract]
  • Michael, N., O'Callaghan, C., Clayton, J., Pollard, A., Stepanov, N., Spruyt, O., Michael, M., Ball, D. (2013), Understanding how cancer patients actualise, relinquish, and reject advance care planning: implications for practice. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(8), 2195-2205. [Abstract]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Waters, A., Laidsaar-Powell, R., O'Brien, A., Boyle, F., Back, A., Arnold, R., Tulsky, J., Tattersall, M. (2013), Evaluation of a novel individualised communication-skills training intervention to improve doctors' confidence and skills in end-of-life communication. Palliative Medicine. 27(3), 236-243. [Abstract]
  • Walczak, A., Mazer, B., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Davidson, P., Young, J., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013), A question prompt list for patients with advanced cancer in the final year of life: Development and cross-cultural evaluation. Palliative Medicine. 27(8), 779-788. [Abstract]
  • Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Goldstein, D. (2013), Breaking bad news and truth disclosure in Australia. In: New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients. (pp.377-388).New York: Springer.


  • Clayton, J., Natalia, C., Butow, P., Simpson, J., O'Brien, A., Devine, R., Tattersall, M. (2012), Physician endorsement alone may not enhance question-asking by advanced cancer patients during consultations about palliative care. Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(7), 1457-1464. [Abstract]
  • Clayton, J., Adler, J., O'Callaghan, A., Martin, P., Hynson, J., Butow, P., Laidsaar-Powell, R., Arnold, R., Tulsky, J., Back, A. (2012), Intensive communication skills teaching for specialist training in palliative medicine: development and evaluation of an experiential workshop. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 15(5), 585-591. [Abstract]


  • Buiting, H., Clayton, J., Butow, P., van Delden, J., van der Heide, A. (2011), Artificial nutrition and hydration for patients with advanced dementia: perspectives from medical practitioners in the Netherlands and Australia. Palliative Medicine. 25(1), 83-91. [Abstract]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2011), Discussing life story, forgiveness, heritage, and legacy with patients with life-limiting illnesses. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 17(9), 454-460.
  • Clayton, J. (2011), Advance Care Planning discussions in Australia: the development of clinical practice guidelines. In: Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care. (pp.233-248).United States: Oxford University Press.


  • Clayton, J., Kissane, D. (2010), Communication about transitioning patients to palliative care. In: Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. (pp.203-214).United States: Oxford University Press.


  • Collins-Tracey, S., Clayton, J., Kirsten, L., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Chye, R. (2009), Contacting Bereaved Relatives: The Views and Practices of Palliative Care and Oncology Health Care Professionals. Journal of pain and symptom management. 37(0), 807-22. [Abstract]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2009), Telling the truth: bad news. In: Palliative Medicine. (pp.620-624).United States: Saunders.
  • Waters, A., Brooker, C., Clayton, J. (2009), How To Treat – Cancer Pain in Palliative Care. Australian Doctor. June 2009, 25-32.


  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2008), Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-oncology. 17(0), 641-59. [Abstract]